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Network Architect

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Network Architect - up to £70k

Capita IT Resourcing is currently partnered with a large travel company based in Central London in their search for a Network Architect to join them on a permanent basis. The Network Architect is a critical role within their Group-IT with a primary objective of enabling business capability and enhanced end-user experience through the utilisation of existing and new technologies and solutions across the Telecoms network. The role involves making technical decisions about future network technology investments, network architecture and enabling digital transformation within the wider business. The role will lead on developing technical requirements, drafting of design documentation and ensuring the seamless handover of new telecom network platforms and services into operation. The role will act as a technical authority on the core network technology utilised within Group-IT ensuring alignment to the business strategies of the operating companies, whilst also providing technical input and consultancy around telecoms technology, infrastructure and applications. In addition, the role will assist on developing and embedding the Telecoms Network Roadmap into the business including the promotion of digital transformation, network innovation and delivering cost-effective solutions. The role will also act as a principal technical lead into network operations under escalation, developing and maturing the problem management process eliminating reoccurring issues across the telecom network estate, and improving knowledge management.

Key responsibilities for the Network Architect role:

  1. Working on network telecoms projects within the client in relation to project definition, requirements capture, technical architecture, technical design principles and operational handover.
  2. Working on the development of the telecoms network technical roadmap for the client in partnership with our customers, operating companies and suppliers to enable business and technical capability across the organisation.
  3. Working on the development of project business cases alongside internal peers on all network project business cases ensuring that they are comprehensive in relation to the ITAM, incorporating whole-life costing from a technical and business perspective and ensuring clear technical design requirements are developed enabling option selection and successful benefit realisation.
  4. To act as a primary design authority on all associated telecoms working across the wider group, including ensuring formal governance around the associated network design and change authority boards.
  5. To work on the development and documentation of network processes and procedures enabling business maturity aligned to best-practice industry frameworks (TOGAF, ITIL etc).
  6. Working in collaboration with Business Analysts and the Principal Network Architect to ensure strong, robust business and technical requirements are embedded into all associated Telecom and IT projects with clear benefits realisation.
  7. To assist and provide expert guidance around operational events and incidents including as necessary troubleshooting and providing guidance as necessary recommendations and guidance to the technical operational teams as appropriate to resolve the incident at hand.
  8. To lead on defining and establishing the client's Telecoms Innovation Strategy including working on specific innovation workstreams as appropriate, and engaging external at events and workshops to gain market insight.

Key skills and experience for the Network Architect role:

  1. Intermediate knowledge of telecoms networks including domains such as IP/MPLS network architecture, network engineering, routing, switching and WAN/LAN.
  2. Intermediate knowledge of networking technologies including Netflow, TCP and UDP signalling, IS-IS, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, iBGP, eBGP, MPLS Layer 3 VPNs, Pseudowire and Ethernet switching.
  3. In-depth experience around telecom network architecture including designing and building large-scale global and national IP/Optical networks of carrier-grade capability.
  4. Intermediate knowledge around network infrastructure including datacentres, WAN/LAN networking, Security Infrastructure (Firewalls/Load Balancers/DDoS).
  5. Experience implementing and managing carrier-grade network and technologies such as Carrier Ethernet, MPLS and SDN.
  6. Working knowledge around Cyber and Information Security network protection, detection and mitigation.
  7. Intermediate knowledge around network data management including Data Governance, Design, Security, Quality and Integrity.
  8. Ability to analyse complex, technical and business issues and to formulate innovative, creative, well-reasoned and logical network architecture and designs or resolutions to the associated problem.
  9. Understanding and correlating disconnected documentation and information into structured architecture models and principles that support technology transformation and meet the user needs.

If you are interested in the role and would like to apply, please send me your CV via the link below for immediate consideration.

Network Architect - up to £70k

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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